Saturday, March 4, 2017

March 4

The last President of the United States to assume the office for the first time on the fourth day of March was Franklin Roosevelt, in 1933.

During his presidency, the Twentieth Amendment -- ratified on January 23, 1933, while Herbert Hoover was still President -- took effect, shortening Roosevelt's first term by 43 days.

Roosevelt was re-elected three times, and then died in office on April 12, 1945, whereupon his Vice President at the time, Harry Truman, assumed the office. Truman was re-elected in 1948.

Thus the first President of the United States to assume the office for the first time on the twentieth day of January was Dwight Eisenhower, in 1953.

Also: the first President of the United States to assume the office for the first time on the fourth day of March was John Adams, in 1797. He was also the first, in 1800, to live in what would become known as the White House.

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